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Presidential Election: Onward to the Past?

(This essay was originally published by the Newport Daily News on November 15, 2016.)

Though I voted for Hillary Clinton, I am a product of the American system and a believer in it. 818 more words

Ranking Historic Atrocities: Pinker's "Better Angels."

I have been swamped recently, but regardless of how busy I get, I try to make time for reading of one type or another. In this case I have recently started to reexamine Steven Pinker’s much debated book… 863 more words

Book Review: The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined, by Stephen Pinker

I’ve been working on this review for several days now. It keeps getting longer, then shorter, then longer again. I will just go ahead and publish it and hope it is of some use to my gentle readers. 6,627 more words